Alfred E. Mazza, 84, of Carbondale, died Saturday afternoon at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.
Born Jan. 3, 1930, in Carbondale, son of the late Frank and Angelina Guzzi Mazza, he was a Navy veteran of the Korean War
, and retired after 20 years of combined service with the Navy and Air Force.
Before retirement, he had been employed as a custodian for the Sarasota (Fla.) Public School District. For many years, he resided in Florida, Mississippi and Tennesee. He returned to Carbondale two years ago to be near his family.
Surviving are a daughter, Anne Siler and husband, Stephen, West Seneca, N.Y.; three grandsons, Nicholas, Benjamin and Matthew Siler; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Albert, Anthony, Angelo and Michael Mazza; and three sisters, Margaret Angotti, Mary Mazza and Gloria Cerra.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Spring interment, parish cemetery, Carbondale.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
For directions or to send online condolences, visit www.parisefuneral home.com